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Key points about appeals when your benefits have been stopped

When a New Jersey resident is approved for Social Security Disability benefits, it can be a nerve-wracking experience to be informed by the Social Security Administration that the benefits are being stopped. The SSA will periodically review a claimant's case and stop the benefits. A claimant does have alternatives when this is the case. A person who would like to appeal the benefits stopping can do so. The case will be reexamined to determine if the SSA made a mistake and should restart the benefits. There are four levels of appeal including reconsideration, hearing, the appeals council and federal court. This post, however, will focus on other issues.

What are the rules to transfer resources to get SSI benefits?

For those in New Jersey who meet the basic requirements to get Supplemental Security Income, there is also the matter of resources. A person who has too many resources available will not be able to get approved for SSI benefits. When applying for SSI benefits, it is essential to know how to deal with any excess resources. Fortunately, there is the option of transferring those resources until the eligibility requirements for resources are met.

Arthritis: The hidden condition that can change your life

Many people assume that a real disability is only one seen from the outside. In reality, there are many different types of unseen ailments that can leave a person in serious pain and with severe limitations. One of the most common internal conditions that can have a serious impact on a person’s life is arthritis.

The unfortunate reality of the SSD process

A serious illness can redefine a person's life. He or she may no longer feel like him or herself, spend much time in receiving medical treatments and can no longer maintain a job. This can generate financial hardship, making it difficult to cover their basic living needs.

Helping recover SSD benefits for mental conditions

Whether you were diagnosed with a mental illness in childhood or later in life, such a condition can impact a person emotionally and mentally. Those living with a mental illness in New Jersey and elsewhere should understand that they do not have to suffer alone. There are government programs designed to assist those living with mental conditions, helping them obtain the financial means they require to meet their basic needs.

What determines the amount of one's SSD payments?

Living with a disability is not easy. This is why many residents in New Jersey and other states across the nation take the time to apply for Social Security disability. If you have suffered a debilitating injury die to a work accident, it is possible to go through the SSDI program in order to receive disability benefits.

How can the government help those suffering from anxiety?

Not all mental conditions are obvious. Many individuals in New Jersey suffer from a wide variety of mental conditions silently. While you cannot always see these debilitating conditions on the outside, those suffering from anxiety and depression are often dealing with a world of problems on the inside. These conditions can make it challenging to live a normal life or even hold down a job. Thus, those suffering from mental conditions such as anxiety and depression struggle to meet their basic needs because they are unable to work.

How could a misdiagnosis lead to a long-term disability?

Whether it is due to a sport, a car accident, a slip-and-fall or work accident, injuries to the foot and ankle are fairly common in a falling or collision incident. While medical professionals are educated and trained to diagnose and treat these injuries, some of the subtleties of these injuries make it difficult to identify all points of injury. This unfortunately leads to a misdiagnosis or mistreatment, causing a patient to continue to endure pain and suffering.

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